Office of the Local Children's Board
 Cover of the 2019 Children's Equity Report


Local Children’s Board of Howard County FY20 Request for Proposals Building Youth Resiliency and Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program

The Office of the Local Children’s Board in the Department of Community Resources and Services is seeking proposals from eligible entities to provide both the Building Youth Resiliency program and Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program services for youth in Howard County. Building Youth Resiliency is a rapid access mental health program (outpatient psychiatric services) psychiatric services) with case management support. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program services would be prioritized for Building Youth Resiliency clients who qualify for PRP. Any additional slots would be available to qualifying youth ages 3 to 24. Considerations will be given to single organizations, partnering organizations who agree to work collaboratively in efforts to serve this population, or organizations may also apply for a component of this RFP at which point more than one vendor will be awarded a portion of the grant dollars. Regardless, all vendors awarded will be required to establish an MOU with each other and partner on service delivery. Please note these funds are contingent upon the award through the Office of the Local Children’s Board. The submission deadline is Friday, May 24th at 4:00pm.

Request for Proposal

Budget Template


Howard County Local Children’s Board Presents County Executive Ball with New Report

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball previously met with the Howard County Local Children’s Board (LCB) to receive their new report, “Access to Opportunity in Howard County: Making the Case for Equity.” The LCB represents a wide range of public agency leaders and residents committed to creating a Howard County where all children and youth have equitable access to education, health care, basic needs and enrichment. The discussion covered the scope and purpose of the report, top findings and next steps for cooperative action. Read more or dowload the report here.


New! Hogan Administration Announces Nearly $20 Million in Grants to Local Management Boards

Grants From Children’s Cabinet Fund Will Provide Economic Opportunities for Maryland’s Struggling Children, Youth, Families
On July 5, 2018, the Hogan administration announced $19.6 million in statewide grant awards to Maryland’s Local Management Boards. Located in all 23 counties and Baltimore City, the Local Management Boards (LMBs) -- including Howard County's Office of the Local Children's Board -- bring together resources at the local level to strengthen services to children, youth, and families. These non-competitive grants will fund more than 120 child- and family-focused community-based programs in Fiscal Year 2019. “Our administration is committed to ensuring Maryland’s families in need are better equipped to achieve economic stability and have access to greater opportunities,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “These grants enable our network of Local Management Boards to assist thousands of families by providing life-changing resources including anti-hunger initiatives, job readiness programs, and parenting workshops.” 

Howard County Local Children's Board

The Howard County Local Children's Board is comprised of public and private members working collaboratively to ensure a strong continuum of services for families and children in our community. Also known as the Local Management Board, there is a functioning board in all 24 jurisdictions in Maryland. We work in partnership with the Governor's Office for Children to ensure children grow up healthy, secure and successful.

Recently, The Board has identified priorities and designed strategies to help ensure Howard County is a place where all children thrive. Based on data gathered, the following child well-being results have been chosen for Howard County:

  • Children Safe in Their Homes and Communities
  • Children Successful in School

The Board provides funding, planning, program development and implementation, and technical assistance to programs and services working to improve outcomes for Howard County's children.  The Board is supporting many initiatives including:  

    Youth Homelessness - Youth Count
    Summer Food Access - Roving Radish
    Equity - Equity Report
    Child Mental Health - Building Youth Resiliency
    Career Readiness - CHOICE Program
    Weekend Warrior Snack Packs
    Healthy Families
    Local Care Team